BLOOMBERG | Wall Street Bitcoin Pioneer Quits Wedbush for Blockchain Startup

Kaiserman, who was ahead of her peers across the securities industry in recognizing Bitcoin’s potential, still sees huge prospects for blockchain, even if the popular cryptocurrency it supports has cooled off in recent months. The idea behind Maco.la is to help more startups conceive, design and build applications based on the technology, and to ensure there are enough developers to keep the ideas flowing, she said.

Source: Wall Street Bitcoin Pioneer Quits Wedbush for Blockchain Startup – Bloomberg

TAKE THE LEAD | Women in Cryptocurrency: Is The Future of The Blockchain Female?

In the wild west of the future economy, some say bitcoin is the gold of the future. It is cryptocurrency in the blockchain ecosystem that was recently traded at a high of $11,599, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. Trading volume was recently at $7.28 billion in a 24-hour period, according to Coin Desk. “This is the most important technology since the commercialization of the Internet  and we have a chance to make an impact,” says Sheri Kaiserman, at the forefront of the future’s financial univer

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THE HILL | Regulators are looking at bitcoin more favorably, and that’s a good thing

Two weeks prior to the Senate hearing, six leading ICO attorneys led by Maco.la delivered a presentation on the “Present State of Blockchain and ICOs” to 21 members from the SEC including the divisions of trading and markets, corporate finance, investment management and the Office of the Chairman.

Source: Regulators are looking at bitcoin more favorably, and that’s a good thing | TheHill

NEWSWEEK | Cryptocurrency Crackdown: SEC Probe Heaps Regulatory Pressure on Multi-Billion-Dollar Market

“Globally it has been regulatory jump ball as the different regions—EU, U.S. and Asia—have been discussing regulatory guidance on ICO’s and cryptocurrencies,” Alan Kostrinsky, principal advisor and co-founder at Maco.la who led and advised the SEC on blockchain, tells Newsweek.

Source: Cryptocurrency Crackdown: SEC Probe Heaps Regulatory Pressure on Multi-Billion-Dollar Market

PR NEWSWIRE | Silvergate Capital Corporation Completes $114 Million Common Stock Sale

Maco.la Management has made it’s first investment into Silvergate Capital Corporation as part of its strategy to pursue investing in business and services that enable the adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrencies into the mainstream market.

Silvergate Capital Corporation (“Silvergate”), the holding company for Silvergate Bank, a California chartered commercial bank (the “Bank”), today announced it completed a private placement of 9.5 million shares of Silvergate common stock, generating gross proceeds of $114 million.

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